Kershaw County School District (KCSD) students will be in close Monday, originally set aside as a professional development day for teachers, because of area flooding which closed schools for a week. The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees approved the make-up day during a meeting Tuesday night, moved from its original Oct. 6 date. Three other make-up days have already been scheduled for Jan. 12, Feb. 15 and March 25 in 2016.
Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) will break ground in January for the first expansion of its Kershaw County campus near the I-20/U.S. 521 interchange in Camden. The facility first opened in 2010.
Due to conditions created by heavy rains and flooding a week ago, the Kershaw County School District cancelled both the Kershaw County Board of Trustees' Oct. 6 meeting and the last pair of public feedback on facilities meetings on Oct. 5.
Students in Pam Britton's 1st Grade class at Lugoff Elementary School recently celebrated Johnny Appleseed Day with an abundance of apple activities. Pictured painting apple prints are (first picture, from left) Karrine White and Taylor Brown; and (second picture, from left), Reese Stokes, Marley Crout and Fischer Komarnicki.
Alexandra Stephens of Camden, was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Stephens was initiated at College of Charleston.
Leadership and being a part of student government runs in Carlos Williams' blood. Williams, this year's Camden High School (CHS) student body president, has been class president each year of high school.
Wateree Elementary School recently honored grandparents with a Grandparent/Family Night that included classroom visits, a book fair and a spaghetti supper. In the first photo, student Matthew Weldon and Bernadette Smith enjoy Grandparent/Family Night. In the second photo, WES Student Braylen Mumford is pictured with family members Eddie, Felicia, Lee, Louberta and Kamryn Mumford.
Two Kershaw County chapters of the Future Farmers of America (FFA) are benefiting from the generosity of animal pharmaceutical company Zoetis, which is the animal medications division of Pfizer. The FFA programs at the Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) and North Central High School were chosen as this year's recipients. The choices were made by the South Carolina Equine Associates (SCEA) in Camden.
North Central High School (NCHS) Student Body President Shadow Ostas did not spend her summer at a beach, a lake or even at home. Where she did go cut into her first two weeks of the new school year, however.
Richard Black, the grandson of the late David and Estelle Jones of Camden, recently received the Ramon Looby Excellence in Leadership Scholarship from Iota Phi Theta Fraternity Inc. In addition to the scholarship, Black received the Chi Iota Iota Chapter Omega Psi Phi Scholarship, Nina Neely Scholarship of the Eastern Stars, University of South Carolina Legacy Scholarship and National Pan-Hellenic Council Scholarship. Richard is a 2015 graduate from Richland School District Two, He also received the AP Scholar Award and is attending the University of South Carolina with a semester of coursework already completed. He is the son of Gertrude ...
Kershaw County School District (KCSD) 2015 seniors' average composite score on the ACT college entrance exam outperformed the state average for the third straight year. The district's average ranks it third highest among Midlands area school districts and 15th best out of 85 SC school districts.